Library Services resources

Library Services provides a wide range of resources to support the learning, teaching, and research activities of the University of Dundee.

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Find resources

Library search

You can search across our print and online books, online journals and open-access resources from publishers and universities worldwide.

LapSafe lockers

Find out how to borrow a university-managed laptop from our self service lockers.


Search an A-Z of journals available electronically both on and off campus.

Resource lists

Search for a resource list by module name or code number, or the name of a lecturer.

A-Z of E-resources

Find resources by name, for example, LinkedIn Learning, Web of Science, or Digimap.

Frequently asked questions

Answers to frequently asked questions about LLC resources and services.

Discovery Research Portal

Discovery is the University of Dundee's online collection of published research material. You can search for articles, books, conference papers, research theses and other material - many of which are openly available as full text.

Subject guides

Subject based guides to support your studies.

Access to electronic resources

Usernames and passwords

We subscribe to a variety of online journals, ebooks and databases to support the teaching and research of the University. Most of these resources can be accessed off-campus using your standard University username and password (the same one which you use to access email and My Dundee). Some resources also require you to sign in when on campus.

Do I need to register?

For most users, access is set up for you automatically, and you do not have to register. For people who are not members of the University of Dundee, the University does operate an Associate Staff user system, which may grant user accounts in certain circumstances. This may be suitable for individuals who are heavily involved in working at and with the University, but who are not employed by it, and who require access to the University's IT network (including email) and Library facilities. If you think you may be entitled to Associate user status please request access via the Associate Staff Request Form.

Students from other Universities or institutions are not normally eligible to access the University of Dundee IT network or Library resources.

Using your login

You can find and log in to resources from

You can find and log in to E-resources from Library Search, our E-resources, and Subject Guides. Please remember that for each resource, the way to log in will look slightly different. Some resources can only be accessed through special links from the Library Services web pages and catalogue.

Look out for the following options (publishers may use any one of these phrases) 

  • Institutional login
  • Shibboleth login
  • UK Access Management Federation
  • UK Federation
  • Log in via your home organisation
Help with logging in to resources

Please email if you need any assistance with login procedures or with using these resources